Forest Side Memory Care

Washington, DC - Assisted Living, Memory Care

Community size: Large (26-100)

Forest Side Memory Care is an excellent assisted living community in Washington, Washington D.C.. It is within likable District of Columbia County which is part of the home of the Federal Government.

Forest Side Memory Care, a Forest Hills of DC Community, specializes in the care of individuals with memory loss. The community is arranged in small intimate neighborhoods where individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive impairments are cared for in a personalized, resident-centered environment.

Forest Side is built on the foundation of Forest Hills' 125 years of excellence in senior care. This modern, elegant community setting and dedicated staff provide residents and families the compassionate care and comfort they deserve.

Opened in March 2011, Forest Side reflects Forest Hills' century-long commitment to seniors, bringing new residential options to those with dementia, Alzheimer's or cognitive impairment requiring full-time specialized care and attention.

In its more than 125 years, Forest Hills has demonstrated excellence across a full range of care needs within an intimate, family-like atmosphere. This highly personal approach has provided staff with the flexibility to address the unique needs of each individual. Forest Hills is well-known for excellence, as well as its inclusive culture and rich diversity among residents and staff. At every level of the organization, from the Board of Trustees, leadership team, and medical personnel to the individual caregiver and staff member, the organization demonstrates a culture of "The Resident Comes First".

The community provides resident centered care in an elegant, safe environment and represents the state of the art in accommodations. Services and programming are focused on meeting the physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health needs of all residents, thus enabling the highest quality of life possible.

Forest Hills and Forest Side provide care based on a shared philosophy of deep respect for residents and their families. Each individual's needs are considered and exceptional care provided in an atmosphere of compassion and community. When one's life journey includes dementia, Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments, Forest Side's care for the unique needs of resident and family is unparalleled. Forest Side's leadership team, with extensive experience in assisted living and memory care, has partnered with the psychiatric and behavioral experts of the Axis Health Care Group of Washington, D.C.

The elegance and beauty of Forest Side's living environment are matched only by its state-of-the-art care program. Axis Healthcare Group professionals provide consultation, training, and coaching to Forest Side's staff. This exceptional expertise is carried through every level of resident contact, from the Executive Director, the Director of Nursing, and the Clinical Social Worker, to the dining staff and all daily care givers. Caring relationships easily develop between residents and staff as a result of the personalized care program and the small number of residents.

This dynamic team-based approach to care helps ensure residents continue to experience the highest quality of life possible. The team provides services and programs that are focused on meeting the physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health needs of all residents.

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